Respectful Care and the Relationship with the Adult   

5-DAY CARE MODULE – July 16-20, Los Angeles, CA

Description:
This intensive provides credit toward certification as a Pikler® Pedagogue. The course will underline the importance of the quality of daily care/caregiving interactions (nappy changing, dressing, nose wiping etc.) related to children forming their self-image and need for bonding. Participants will have an opportunity to engage in a variety of experiential activities, discussion and lecture, as well as analyze video footage from the Pikler® Institute, observing how infants and toddlers express their needs and how much they learn from the adult during these situations.


Time and location information:
July 16-20, 2018, 9:00 am-4:30 pm
Pepperdine University Graduate Campus
6100 Center Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90045
West LA Campus


Registration information:
To register and pay with Pay Pal or credit card.

Early bird before May 15, 2018 –  $1,200

After May 16, 2018 –  $1,350


Pepperdine University Graduate Campus
6100 Center Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90045
West LA Campus

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Class Overview:

During the course, we will discuss the importance of attentive and respectful physical care in addition to some less well known aspects of the Pikler® pedagogy, such as the child’s developing social behavior, and the characteristics of respectful communication.

The course will underline the importance of the quality of daily care/caregiving interactions (diaper changing, dressing, nose wiping etc.) related to children forming their self-image and need for bonding. Participants will observe (analyzing video footages of the Pikler® Institute) how infants and toddlers express their needs and how much they learn from the adult during these situations.

We shall also discuss the special elements of the parent-child relationship and the relationship between the child and the professional carer, educator or nurse.

Course Outline:

  • What children learn during diaper change
  • Individualized care situation in the day-care: the quality of care
  • Free movement on the changing table – a key for cooperation
  • The journey of the child: from breastfeeding to autonomous mealtime
  • Specific and difficult situations during feeding time

This course is designed for those who would like to acquire knowledge, and be informed about the Pikler® approach. Participants will deepen their understanding about early childhood education through studying our most important pedagogical principles, learning about everyday experiences with children, and also through hearing about the results of research carried out by the Pikler® Institute.

The topics will be elaborated by presenting core materials of the Institute. The results of research and practical experience, the opportunity to watch and analyze photos and video footage, accounts of personal practice and discussion of the questions raised by participants will all be included. The courses will be held by some of the Pikler® team, including former colleagues of Dr. Emmi Pikler and other experienced professionals of the Institute.

Faculty to be announced soon! Our team in Hungary is working diligently to select the trainers from the Pikler House for this intensive.


What to wear: Attire at the event is casual and comfortable. Meeting room temperatures tend to be cooler due to air conditioning.

Computers: There will be electrical outlets available in the session room for laptop users.

Payment: Please note that if you paid your registration fee by credit card, your payment will be processed as soon as possible.

Cancellation policy: Once enrolled, your registration fee of $1,200 will be forfeited if a cancellation occurs less than thirty days prior to the start of the event. If a cancellation occurs between April 16- June 15, you will receive 50% refund. If your cancellation occurs before April 15, you will be entitled to a 75% refund.  All cancellations must be submitted in writing to Elsa Chahin at info@pikler.org